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Climate action and literacy

The world is undeniably facing a climate emergency. As defenders of truth and science, teachers are mobilising for climate justice and literacy.

We are working to ensure climate change education is taught in schools across the world to equip students with the critical knowledge they need in their daily lives and to inform their choices as active citizens. We advocate for climate education to be integrated into curricula, initial teacher training and continuous professional development and for education to be recognised as a key tool in the fight against climate change.

Together with students, with the global trade union movement and civil society partners, we advocate for a just transition in order to secure workers’ rights and livelihoods as economies shift to sustainable production.

Our work in this area

  1. News 27 July 2018

    Latin America: Public education is a social right and is essential to building equality

    Public education is a social right that must be guaranteed, maintained and financed by the government, and it is essential to building equality. This is the overarching message of the educators who gathered at the Regional Meeting of Education International Latin America (EILA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

    Latin America: Public education is a social right and is essential to building equality
  2. News 16 July 2018

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education

    The opening of a new headquarters for its branch in the centre of the Iraqi Chamchamal region represents a golden opportunity for the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union to highlight the importance of providing quality education for all in the country and renew its commitment to ensure it.

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education
  3. Opinion 10 July 2018

    The quest for public funding for education and SDG 4, by Antonia Wulff

    Antonia Wulff

    For about 12 hours there was a target on education financing in what was about to become Agenda 2030. It was proposed in the very last round of negotiations of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and it did not take long before it was shot down; member...

    The quest for public funding for education and SDG 4, by Antonia Wulff
  4. News 27 June 2018

    EI promotes the ideas of youth to strengthen unions in Senegal and Ivory Coast

    The continuation of the program led by Education International in Senegal and Ivory Coast has the aim of spreading unionisation,getting young activists involved in union activity, and strengthening trade union unity.

    EI promotes the ideas of youth to strengthen unions in Senegal and Ivory Coast
  5. News 7 June 2018

    EDD2018: Gender issues in education highlighted

    Education International’s representatives have stressed the need to eradicate violence in and around schools and other educational settings, and recruit and retain more women to the teaching profession at this year’s European Development Days.

    EDD2018: Gender issues in education highlighted
  6. Opinion 10 April 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin

    Keith Lewin

    “Learning to Realise Education’s Promise” is the first time the World Bank has devoted an entire 240 page World Development Report (WDR) to education and learning. It is surprising that it has taken so long given that the main purpose of the Bank is to finance development, and low income...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin
  7. News 17 January 2018

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory

    Education International has welcomed the move by Costa Rica to make two years of pre-primary education mandatory before primary school in an effort to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on education.

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory
  8. Opinion 5 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava

    Prachi Srivastava

    When the World Bank announced that the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) would be on education, I was sceptical. I’m not denying the Bank’s research expertise. It devotes substantial money and staff and has a trove of reports that are accessible in the public domain. It’s also open to criticism...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava